Security Guard Stabbed To Death In Virginia Mall

Police say a security guard at a northern Virginia mall has died after being stabbed by a suspected shoplifter who fled the scene.

WCVB5 reports that Prince William County Police said in a statement that officers responded to the Potomac Mills Mall in Woodbridge around 2:30 p.m. Saturday after a stabbing was reported.

Police say the suspect was seen shoplifting inside a Burlington Coat Factory and two loss-prevention employees confronted him. A struggle ensued, and one of the guards was stabbed.

That person, identified only as an adult male, was taken to a hospital, where he died. The other employee wasn’t hurt.

There is not a description of the suspect at this time and he has not been captured.

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  1. Katrina

    RIP. Condolences to the family. No one thinks of the danger in loss prevention.
    (why am I not hearing calls for more gun control to cut back on the violence in this country ?? )

  2. Bill Baldwin

    LP work in the 80s and 90s was vicious
    I was stabbed and shot at in San Francisco working plain clothes grocery for years
    Shoplifters can be very dangerous and you have to watch your back and approach on the suspects. My prayers with the family of the LP officer who lost his life to this piece of shit.

  3. Mikey

    Must have worn an invisibility cloak, no description. Probably a mid 40s white guy from Burke.

    • Michelle Crosby

      No, if the suspect were White it would be all over the news!

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